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Before You Fire Them, Try This

Before You Fire Them, Try This

We loved Olivia from the moment we met her. While she spoke very little English (still, way better than our Spanish), her work communicated for itself. It’s not an exaggeration when I say that it felt like they (Olivia and her cleaning crew) had hugged our home. In...

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Avoid This Mistake When Hiring In This Market

Avoid This Mistake When Hiring In This Market

Are you struggling to find and keep good employees? What strategies are you using?  Some people have already resigned... others are staying, but just doing enough to get by... resigned with a paycheck, if you will. Meanwhile, you’re left trying to figure out how to...

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44 Lessons in 44 Years of Life

44 Lessons in 44 Years of Life

May 24 marks my 44th year of life. In reflection, I thought about the top 44  lessons I’ve gained from my journey so far. Here they are. Enjoy!  No one does better by being made to feel worse, yourself included. Generous people have more. Life is painful when we’re...

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Investigating Solutions For Reducing Stress

Investigating Solutions For Reducing Stress

Four weeks after gaining feeling back in my ear (it had gone numb from tension), Yvette, my wife, and I headed up to Shenandoah National Park. It was the weekend of July 4th, and I was hoping that being in the backcountry would save me from having to experience the...

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Can You Feel The Wobble?

Can You Feel The Wobble?

Years ago, a physical therapist put a bosu ball in front of me and told me to step up onto it. I tried, but I couldn’t find my balance and so I stepped off. “We’ll stick to the doing exercises on the floor,” he said, putting the bosu ball off to the side.  A few years...

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How to Get the Best Out of Annoying People

How to Get the Best Out of Annoying People

At the end of a recent podcast interview, the host asked, “What is the number one leadership principle you live by?”  Without thinking, I said, people really are doing the best they can. I call it The Best Principle. As he repeated my words, I could sense that a part...

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How To Help Those Who Are Grieving

How To Help Those Who Are Grieving

It was a Thursday evening toward the end of January 2022, Yvette and I were sitting across from one another, preparing to enjoy one of our favorite meals out. It had been weeks of trying to come to terms with the progression of her father’s cancer. We needed a change...

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What To Do When Someone You Know Is Struggling

What To Do When Someone You Know Is Struggling

A few years ago, the pain of loss was monumental in my life, and I was barely hanging on. Each trip to the gym and grocery store were fraught with fears… “Can they see that I’m not okay?” “Do they care about me?” “What am I going to do if I have a full-on panic attack...

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